Apr 11, 2021  
2020-2021 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2020-2021 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog
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HA 214 - Healthcare Informatics

Focuses on the application of information sciences in health care settings. The emphasis is on the management of information and its use in clinical and administrative settings rather than the technology itself. Topics include collaborative technologies, applications, management systems, ethics, the information life cycle, information ownership, strategy, and the transformation of data to information.

Prerequisites & Notes
HA 205 or LTC 210

Assignment Overview
12 weekly lessons and a final

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Compare paper-based and computerized health information management systems
  • Assimilate the core components of health information management systems and how they are integrated
  • Analyze how health information systems may be used strategically to improve health care outcomes and efficiency
  • Demonstrate how health informatics contributes to quality improvement and evidence-based practices
  • Identify the ethical and legal issues associated with health information management and how computerization may ameliorate or exacerbate each issue

Credits: 3

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